Brazil’s Rousseff Loses Crucial Impeachment Vote in Congress

By Maria Carolina Marcello and Alonso Soto BRASILIA, April 18 – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lost a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday and appeared almost certain to be forced from office in a move that would end 13 years of leftist Workers’ Party rule. As thousands of pro- and anti-impeachment

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Israel Presses Brazil to Accept Pro-Settler Envoy

By Dan Williams and Anthony Boadle JERUSALEM/BRASILIA, Dec 28 – Brazil’s reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has set off a diplomatic crisis and led to concerns in the Israeli government that the clash could encourage pro-Palestinian activism against it. The appointment four months ago of Dani Dayan, a

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